Dodgers @ Blue Jays May 6, 2016: Kenta Maeda vs. Powerful Jays

The last time the Dodgers were in Toronto, they were smack-dab in the middle of their historic 42-8 streak. That was fun!

Dodgers
Blue Jays
4:07 p.m. PT
Toronto
2B
Utley
LF
Saunders
SS
Seager
3B
Donaldson
3B
Turner
RF
Bautista
1B
Gonzalez
DH
Encarnacion
RF
Puig
1B
Smoak
C
Grandal
CF
Pillar
DH
Kendrick
C
Martin
CF
Pederson
SS
Goins
LF
Crawford
2B
Barney
P
Maeda (R)
P
Stroman (R)

This time probably won’t be as fun, seeing as the Dodgers are bit worse than they were at that time, and the Blue Jays are a lot better.

Kenta Maeda, who had his start pushed back a day specifically to face the right-handed-heavy Jays’ lineup, takes on perhaps the most difficult lineup he has seen to date. But, he’s a smart pitcher with strong slider that could prove to be big in this matchup.

And now that my Bluetooth keyboard has run out of battery, the rest of this threat is brought to you by J.P. Hoornstra’s Twitter feed.

This is … surprising.

This is even more surprising. It’d be great to get Hyun-jin Ryu back, but not at the expense of rushing him. Also of note: Minor-league rehab assignments could last as long as 30 days, so it still might be awhile before we see Ryu or Brandon McCarthy back in LA.

Yay, more Carl Crawford! Wonder how Andrew Friedman is doing on that Mike Trout trade proposal…

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About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.